Bus driver assault leads to charges

Saanich man charged and arrested following an attack in Langford

A man is facing assault charges following an attack on a bus driver.

A 22-year-old Saanich man has been arrested and was released on a Promise to Appear following an alleged attack on a bus driver at the intersection of Peatt and Millstream Road in Langford May 27.

West Shore RCMP said they responded to a report the B.C. Transit bus was struck, following a disagreement between a passenger over bus fare. The man was located shortly afterwards by the B.C. Transit Supervisor and held for responding officers after a man fled the area on foot.

“B.C. Transit is an integral part of our communities here on the West Shore,” said West Shore RCMP spokesperson Alex Berube. “Anytime the safety of B.C. Transit staff or passengers is jeopardized, we will ensure a thorough investigation is conducted and lay criminal charges where warranted.”

B.C. Ambulance service attended the scene and examined the driver who did not suffer any apparent injuries.

The man is scheduled o appear at the Western Communities Provincial Court Sept. 3.

alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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